The Best Museums close to Your Pittsburgh Inn

You can find some of the best museums in Pittsburgh within easy distance of your Pittsburgh Inn. The most famous of the Pittsburgh museums are the Carnegie museums. They include the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Museum of Art, as well as the Carnegie Science Center and the Andy Warhol Museum. Here's a look at what you can find in each of these BBOnline recommended museums, all close to your cozy Pittsburgh Bed and Breakfast.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
(412) 622-3131
www.carnegiemnh.org

If you'd like to explore the world of dinosaurs, why not venture out of your Pittsburgh Inn and into the Carnegie Museum of Natural History? You can also get a glimpse into the wildlife of regions both near and far. The botany, geology, and gems and minerals exhibits are also popular. You'll find anthropology collections that include both Egypt and North American Indians. Don't forget to take a tour of the Discover Room where you can get hands-on with everything from animal to mineral. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 (20:00 on Thursdays) and Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00. Entrance is $15 for adults and $11 for children and students. Your ticket also includes entrance into the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
(412) 622-3131
www.cmoa.org

Connected to the Museum of Natural History is the Carnegie Museum of Art, America's first museum of contemporary art. The collection consists of works from the 19th century to the present. You'll find famous pieces by the Impressionist masters and the post-Impressionists. Architecture is also a feature of the museum, and you can wander among displays of drawings and models of buildings and sculptures from around the world. You can see replicas of the world's most famous masterpieces within easy distance of your Pittsburgh Bed and Breakfast! The hours and prices coincide with the Museum of Natural History.

Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
(412) 237-3400
www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

This touchable museum is a favorite among children and adults alike. See the miniature railroad and village or take some time to relax in front of the aquarium. The Exploration Station is the place to get up close and personal with science. Handle the animals at the center or join in the ongoing science experiments. You can get in some star-gazing at the digital Planetarium or catch a film at the Omnimax. Hours are Sunday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00. Movies and laser shows at the Omnimax can run later. Entrance is $17.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. Purchase a ticket that includes a film at the Omnimax for $22.95 and $14.95, respectively. Tickets for single Omnimax or laser light show viewings are $8.

Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
(412) 237-8300
www.warhol.org

A tribute to one of Pittsburgh's greatest former residents, the Andy Warhol Museum contains more than 4,000 of Warhol's films, some 250 of which have been restored and are screened by rotation. You can also see some of his most famous works, including the iconic Campbell's Soup Cans and the portraits of Marilyn and Elvis. Lay back and relax with the Silver Clouds, a room filled with silver helium-filled balloons. Before you head back to your Pittsburgh Inn you can make your own silkscreen. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 with an admission cost of $15 for adults and $8 for children and students. They run extended hours to 22:00 on Fridays, with admission being half price between 17:00 and 22:00.